The land of invention, land of innovation..you’ve got to applaud this couple. Plus, how could trapping yourself under a large heavy steel contraption submerged in water go wrong?
Why this play works any time — let alone every time — is anyone’s guess.
Despite the odds of it actually working, the play has been used a few times in the span of a week, two times on two point conversions, and in this case a game winning touchdown. At this rate, I’m sure Boise State will be integrating it into its red zone offense very shortly. Either way makes for good TV.
DOOKIEVILLE – We may be on the midst of another NCAA investigation in the triangle. This dumbass over in Durham could possibly cost Duke, and Coach K, not only vacated wins, but the National Championship in 2010 as well.
Lawsuit: Duke player purchased $100,000 in jewelry A starter on Duke’s 2010 national championship team purchased nearly $100,000 in custom jewelry that season from a New York firm that caters to professional athletes and is now suing him for failing to pay the balance of what he owes.
Lance Thomas purchased five pieces of diamond jewelry at a cost of $97,800 on Dec. 21, 2009, in the middle of his senior season, according the lawsuit. Documents included with the suit indicate he made a $30,000 down payment and received $67,800 in credit from the firm, the balance that remains unpaid.
Ok ok, so you wanted some dope jewelry and shit. I get it. But this is what you buy?
A black diamond necklace, a diamond-encrusted wiz-atch, a pair of diamond stud earings, a diamond cross and a black diamond pendant in the shape of Jesus’ head.
Dude, we know you don’t have the money, that’s why you haven’t paid it back. Better start working on that J son.
Thomas started 39 games at forward during the 2009-2010 season, including the Blue Devils’ 61-59 victory over Butler in the championship game. He wasn’t drafted by an NBA team but played last season for the New Orleans Hornets.
The Associated Press recently obtained a copy of the lawsuit, which was filed in January but hasn’t been publicly disclosed. It was filed in Austin, Texas, because Thomas was playing for the Austin Toros of the NBA Developmental League at the time.
A Duke spokesman said the university knows about the lawsuit and is looking into it.
“We have been made aware of a lawsuit filed by a jeweler against former men’s basketball player Lance Thomas and we are currently looking into the matter,” said Jon Jackson, the school’s associate athletic director for media relations.
NCAA spokeswoman Stacey Osburn said the organization also is aware of the matter and is in communication with Duke.
NCAA rules regarding amateurism prohibit athletes from receiving benefits that aren’t available to all students. Speaking generally, Osburn said “the test” for such a violation is whether “the general student body, or someone similarly situated, would be able to get the same benefit or treatment.”
Thomas, 24, is from Scotch Plains, N.J., and played at prep power St. Benedict’s, according to his biography on the Duke website. The site said his mother is a manager at a Ford plant in New Jersey.
John Spencer, an agent who has represented Thomas, said he wasn’t aware of the jewelry purchase. He referred all comment on the lawsuit to an Austin attorney who is representing Thomas in the matter. The attorney didn’t return phone messages from the AP.
Rafaello & Co., which also does business as A+A Diamonds Ltd., promotes itself as a “deluxe” jeweler whose customers include New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and actors Jamie Foxx and Don Cheadle.
Damn Lance, get a little ahead of yourself there buddy? Really? One hundred thousand dollars worth of jewelry and you didn’t even get fucking drafted. What a douche bag.
Mike Bowers, the firm’s attorney, said Thomas purchased a black diamond necklace, a diamond-encrusted watch, a pair of diamond studs, a diamond cross and a black diamond pendant in the shape of Jesus’ head. According to the purchase order, signed by Thomas, the player agreed to pay a deposit of at least 25 percent of the purchase price and the remainder in 15 days.
Bowers said he was unaware of how Thomas made the required down payment.
Bowers said he’s seen no evidence that anyone other than Thomas was involved in the transaction and he doesn’t know why the Duke player was extended credit for most of the purchase.
“It was a clean, clear-cut transaction between Mr. Thomas and my client, and I don’t see anything that warrants me asking anything beyond that,” Bowers said. “Speaking hypothetically, if he came in on a bicycle with tattered jeans, I doubt seriously he would have been sold jewelry, but I’m not drawing conclusions. The terms here are clear.”
Rafaello & Co. filed a similar lawsuit against Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant last year, claiming he hadn’t paid $240,000 for jewelry he purchased between January and May 2010. The purchases detailed in that suit, which has since been settled, occurred after Bryant announced he was leaving Oklahoma State and was entering the 2010 NFL draft.
College week 1
Miggles 3 – 3
Ohio 24 Penn State 14
Ok to be clear, I had reservations on the Penn State game, but I did point us all in the wrong direction on this one. They obviously are suffering from distractions still. The new coach hasnt found his groove and the loss of their key running back has made a difference. So we definitely know how to treat PSU going forward. (bright part)? 🙂
Clemson 26 Aurburn 19
yeaaaaa soooooo Clemsons good. They have always had flashes of greatness then flashes of god awfulness. I think we missed a key clue that this game would be on the greatness side. Them coming of the embarrassment of last years bowl game gave them 8 months to dwell and prepare for that to never happen again. Hind sight is 20/20 and I can see clearly why Clemson should have been the pick there.
Notre Dame 50 Navy 10
Notre Dame is looking to be a contender this year and need to make a statement in their first game with an abysmal Navy team. This should have been easy to see. Of course I didn’t see shit on this but a lot of points, which obviously didn’t matter.
Miami 41 BC 32
I DID however pick the Miami vs. BC game. Hard fought and high scoring, but the better team pulled it out. Lets not get it twisted here, (as the kids say) neither of these teams are very good so anything could have happened, I just rode the fact that BC had too much to deal with when it comes to injuries.
Bama 41 Michigam 14
I got 2 words for Mayweather…. you’re an idiot!! OK 3, but reports were out all week that you are betting 3 mill on Michigan, no rebuttals, no tweets, not a peep from you or your camp. The games over and suddenly out of the woodwork your camp comes out stating you actually placed the bet on Alabama. How am I supposed to read into this??? Im gonna give it a shot. After the game you sulk go to your room and talk to no one for the rest of the night. You wake up, making breakfast and people start walking in the kitchen, not saying a word to you because they know what kind of “mood” your in. You can feel their tension and you chime out, $50,000 to whomever can make this like I took Alabama. A few of your cronies take the challenge and head on there way. You finish breakfast alone, head to the shower, then off to the gym like nothing happend not talking about the bet with anyone untils its confirmed from your lackeys that they got the word out and the media is running with it.
I write this because how can anyone with a straight face trust anything you say? Your EGO blurs the lines on what to believe and what not to believe. Your money and constant stock of yes men causes that same problem. So in a nut shell i’m sticking with non fictional (most likely ) story of events. Sorry about your loss moron.
Miggles finished college week one 3-3. Ehhhh who doest love payin juice. I guess its better than ponying up for the loss.
NFL coverage and picks starting this tuesday. STAY TUNED!!!!
State is starting this season with an experienced group of athletes. 6’6 230 lb Glennon is back with a vengence. He wants to go to the show and he is good enough to get there. He will be a premier QB in college football this year. Tennessee is long out of the SEC title race, they have a sub par defense which has undergone so many changes and lack team chemistry. Although State has younger under experienced line backers the boys up front can hold their own. There is a lot to prove for both sides but state will pull it out.
Or you can listen to this kid:
Judging by the wall decals he is a legitimate fan.